Travel to Rio de Janeiro, the city that never stops dancing
A city that manages to combine an impressive natural diversity and a multidimensional cultural wealth, is a dream destination that promises to fill every visitor with unprecedented experiences and unforgettable memories.
Explore the famous beaches of the city which, being a favorite meeting point for the locals, will give you a rich taste of the local culture, and the Brazilian way of entertainment. Head to Copacabana, Pepe or Leblon, watch the Brazilians ‘favorite footvolley and enjoy a refreshing coconut water under the hot sun.
Wander among the city's districts with their different identities and indulge in an interesting cultural journey. Start from the busy city center where you will find the famous Monastery of St. Vennésee, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Library and pass through the Flamengo district to visit the lush Flamengo Park.
Then take a relaxing walk in the picturesque santa Teresa neighborhood, in the cosmopolitan Ipanema and head to the Botafogo district to explore the Villa Lobos Museum and the famous Native Brazilian Museum.
Admire the enchanting beauty of this tropical place with a visit to the Tijura National Park which will fill you with unprecedented and seductive images and landscapes. If you want to enjoy the view of the special city, go the Arpoador rock or take the cable car to pao de Acucar hill that will give you the romantic image of the sunset and the city unfolding in front of your feet.
Of course, you cannot help but climb the hill of Corcovando and see up close the jewel of Rio de Janeiro, the emblematic statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Food and local cuisine
Rich in colors and aromas, combining many spicy and special spices, Brazilian cuisine invites you to taste its delicious dishes. Visit a local restaurant and explore all the options of tsourasko (the Brazilian BBQ). To fully experience the local cuisine, you should try the famous feijoada national dish which is served in all brazilian cities. Complete your meal with your favorite cocktail of locals and visitors, the famous kaipirinia
Best time to visit Rio de Janeiro
You can travel to Rio de Janeiro all year round, but the most ideal period is from October to May to avoid very high temperatures.
How to use transportation in Rio de Janeiro
Transfer from/to Rio de Janeiro
In Rio de Janeiro you can travel by air as it has its own airport which is 20 km away of the city. To get to the center you can use local buses ($3), private cars (from $20) or popular taxis ($20).
In the city of Rio de Janeiro, you can get around by city buses which run often and cover all possible destinations. Of course there is the option of taxis or car rental.